University Ad Plagiarism Controversy

University Ad Plagiarism Controversy

Fudan University launched a new promotional video in order to celebrate its 110th anniversary. But the video was extremely similar to a video shot by Tokyo University, so netizens have accused Fudan University of plaigirism. Fudan University’s Vice President of Propaganda Department has fully denied that the ad is plagiarised, saying “the creative process was completely independent.” Netizens think they definitely plagiarized, which isn’t a problem if they just admit it, as it would make them seem courageous. Others think that the two schools are so different that it just doesn’t matter and the issue doesn’t require comment.

Source: Tencent

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  • Jahar

    Well done, Fudan.

  • Chaz

    It’s okay to plagiarize Japanese.

  • Click the source link and you’ll see it

  • The u-tokyo version draws parallels from being a student to being an astronaut, that you are exploring an unknown world.

    The Chinese version, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to make sense. What’s the point of a pilot wearing her helmet around on campus? She’s “flying” through classes?

  • donscarletti

    Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chinese spacefarers in space suits. It’s always those blue overalls.

    Do they not wear spacesuits for takeoff and re-entry like the Americans and Russians do?

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